DAKALA Cloth

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DAKALA Cloth


Designer/artist:Nkwo Onwuka

Year: 2019

Description: DAKALA cloth is a new type of fabric made from off-cuts of denim that are sourced from second-hand clothing bundles imported into Senegal. Designer Nkwo Onwuka uses a modern 'strip weaving' technique based on East African weave traditions.

About the designer: Nkwo Onwuka is a Nigerian fashion and textile designer, founder of Nkwo Design Studio. The studio has a dedication to sustainable production. Her main focus is textile waste reduction through innovative cutting techniques, recycling and fabric manipulation.

Image credit: DAKALA Cloth, as seen at <https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/beazley-designs-of-the-year/fashion/dakala-cloth-a-new-african-textile